Multiple DC speed cameras knocked down and damaged, police say

A number of D.C. speed cameras were knocked down or damaged overnight. (Photo, ABC7)

A number of speed cameras were vandalized overnight in D.C., according to authorities.

D.C. police say that at least two cameras were knocked over in the 800 block of Eastern Avenue, NE. Officers say other cameras were damaged in the area of Kenilworth Avenue and Benning Road. Police say at least four cameras were damaged or destroyed on about a one-and-a-half-mile stretch in D.C. Some even had wiring and other equipment ripped out of them.

Authorities have not released a motive at this time and it is unclear if the cameras were specifically targeted or if this was just a random act of vandalism.

Officers say the destruction of police property is a serious crime but no arrests have been made and no suspect information has been released.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the incidents.

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